Psych 101 Lecture 6

Psych 101 Lecture 6 - Environmental...

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Genetics and the Nature/Nurture Debate How we study genetic influences on behavior: • Evolutionary psychology • Animal studies • Human twin studies • Longitudinal temperament studies Heritability o The proportion of variation across the population that we can attribute to genes o May vary, depending on the range of populations and environments studied Clinical Example Conduct Disorder : Behavioral Disorder of Childhood that occurs at the average age of 10 years old. • Associated with aggressive and antisocial behavior, including the following: –Animal cruelty –Stealing –Gangs • Numerous psychological traits (i.e., personality) are inherited • There is no real nature-nurture argument: It’s both working together
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Unformatted text preview: Environmental Influences/Development (part 1) 2-dimensional classification of parenting patterns Accepti ng Rejecti ng Deman Authori Authori ding tative tarian Undem anding Indulge nt Neglect ing Role of parents versus peers: • Parents Peers –Values-Risk Behaviors –Self-discipline -Cooperation –Faith –Politics –Manners –Charity –Authority 2 Theories of gender role acquisition: 1. Social Learning Theory We learn social behavior by: Observing and imitating Being rewarded or punished 2. Gender Schema Theory Children form concepts of gender Children behave based on these concepts...
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Jogmen during the Fall '08 term at Loyola Chicago.

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